Featured Images from Math, Physics, and Astronomy Researchers
The Galactic Center and the surrounding Central Molecular Zone comprise
the most active star formation region in the Milky Way... (Image Created by Adam Ginsburg:Univ of Colorado - Boulder, Courtesy of Dr. James Aguirre)
Kummer Surface Graph of the
real points of a quartic Kummer surface in a three dimensional projective
space. This is a singular surface of type K3 which has 16 singular points.(courtesy of Dr. Tony Pantev).
Computer simulation of tethered particle motion Representative frame from a computer code that computed
the distribution of positions of a micrometer-size bead tethered to a
surface by a single DNA molecule. (Courtesy of Kevin Towles/Philip Nelson).
Trajectory of DNA on a mica surface Actual shape assumed by a single molecule of DNA resting
on an atomically flat surface, visualized using atomic force
microscopy. The vertical direction has been exaggerated; actually the
molecule is as tall as it is wide (Courtesy of Fernando Moreno, Delft University/Philip Nelson).
Computer simulation of DNA looping Representative frame (one of about ten billion) from a
computer code that computed the probability for two segments of DNA
to come spontaneously into the proper positions for a DNA binding
protein to tie them into a loop. DNA looping is a key event in gene
regulation in bacteria.(Courtesy of Kevin Towles/Philip Nelson)
Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) aims to observe the microwave
sky in three frequency bands at high angular resolution and sensitivity over a substantial region of the sky. Located at 17,000 ft in northern Chile(Courtesy of Dr. Mark Devlin)
Orion Nebula Star-forming region in the Orion Nebula taken at 3mm wavelength with the Penn Array Receiver on the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia (Courtesy of Dr. Mark Devlin)
Algorithm for Solving Maxwell's Equation These are plots for the absolute value of matrix elements used in a new
algorithm for solving Maxwell's equation in the exterior of the perfectly conducting sphere. The dark
blue dots mark the locations of spurious resonances. (Courtesy of Charles Epstein & Leslie Greengard)